About Us

The Paths (Re)Membered Project centers the Two Spirit and LGBTQ+ community–its strengths, resiliencies, and histories—in our movement toward health equity. Through community engagement, research, and advocacy, we work toward a liberated 2SLGBTQ+ future, which includes the memories of Two Spirit ancestors, the wisdom of our elders, and the creativity of our young people.

The seven parts of our logo, designed by Lorenzo Yazzie, represent the seven generations which guide our work. The circle represents the unceasing ties between our Nations, art, medicines, and ceremonies, as well as our health as individuals and communities. It is with the memories of our ancestral pasts, where our Two Spirit people were highly regarded and integral to our villages, and the thoughts and dreams of our (Re)Membered futures, that we restore our places in the circle.

The Paths (Re)Membered Project at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board is supported by funding from the Indian Health Service and the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund.

Itai Jeffries, PhD
Yesah/Occaneechi
(they/them/y’all)

is a Two Spirit researcher, educator, and equity consultant, and a co-manager of the Paths (Re)Membered Project.

Katie Johnston
Chickamauga Cherokee
(she/her)

is the coordinator of the Paths (Re)Membered Project.

Morgan Thomas
(they/them)

is a writer and settler from the Gulf Coast and co-manager of the Paths (Re)Membered Project.